Account linked to Iran supreme leader banned from Twitter

A CGI animated video that depicting the assassination of former US President Donald Trump was recently posted on the account.

Former President Donald Trump targeted in a video published on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's website (photo credit: screenshot)
Former President Donald Trump targeted in a video published on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's website
(photo credit: screenshot)

Twitter on Saturday announced it had permanently banned an account linked to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over a video threatening former US President Donald Trump, AFP reported.

The account in question, @KhameneiSite, is not one of the supreme leader's main accounts, which still remain active.

The account recently posted a CGI animated video that depicted Trump's assassination.
The video, entitled "Revenge is inevitable," was created as part of a contest commemorating the January 3, 2020 killing of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Iraq.  Trump was in office then, and was held responsible by the Iranian government.
In the video, an Iranian drone vehicle sneaks onto a golf course where the former president is playing. The drone paints him with a laser, and an Iranian hacker sends one of his entourage a message that says "Soleimani's murderer and the one who gave the order will pay the price." The shadow of a drone then flies over Trump, targeting him. The video ends with the words "Revenge is definite."
One of Iranian leader's Khamenei's account has been banned, January 16, 2022. (credit: SCREENSHOT/TWITTER)One of Iranian leader's Khamenei's account has been banned, January 16, 2022. (credit: SCREENSHOT/TWITTER)
The account was previously suspended last  January after posting a graphic in which the shadow of a drone passed over Trump as he played golf. According to Khamenei's website, the video is based on this very same graphic.
Twitter has terms of service against the publication of incitement to violence on its platform.